8 days in Bar Harbor, Camden & Martha's Vineyard Itinerary

8 days in Bar Harbor, Camden & Martha's Vineyard Itinerary

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Drive to Washington Dulles International Airport, Fly to Bangor International Airport, Drive to Bar Harbor
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Bar Harbor
— 4 nights
Drive
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Camden
— 1 night
Fly
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Oak Bluffs
— 1 night
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Drive to General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport, Fly to Washington Dulles International Airport, Drive to Altoona

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Bar Harbor

— 4 nights
Bar Harbor is a town on Mount Desert Island in Hancock County, Maine, United States. St. Saviour's Church : and Ship Harbor Nature Trail are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Atlantic Brewing Company and Egg Rock Light. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Heart of Acadia Loop, take in the awesome beauty at Cadillac Mountain, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and get engrossed in the history at Somesville Historical Museum and Gardens.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bar Harbor day trip planner.

Altoona to Bar Harbor is an approximately 11-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Altoona in July: highs in Bar Harbor hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 58°F. On the 31st (Sat), you'll travel to Camden.

Things to do in Bar Harbor

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Tours

Side Trips

Camden

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): pick up some local products at Beth's Farm Market, do a tasting at Sweetgrass Farm Winery and Distillery, and then look for gifts at Morse's Sauerkraut. On the next day, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Battie, then wander the streets of High Street Historic District, and then walk around Camden Harbor Park and Amphitheatre.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Camden day trip planner.

You can drive from Bar Harbor to Camden in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Camden can reach 74°F, while at night they dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Oak Bluffs.

Things to do in Camden

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oak Bluffs

— 1 night
Oak Bluffs is a town located on the island of Martha's Vineyard in Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States. On the 2nd (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Inkwell Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Oak Bluffs Town Beach, and then stop by Ben and Bill's Chocolate Emporium.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Oak Bluffs trip planner.

Fly from Camden to Oak Bluffs in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or fly; or do a combination of bus and ferry. August in Oak Bluffs sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 59°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Oak Bluffs

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Martha's Vineyard travel guide

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Beaches · Lighthouses · Landmarks
Martha's Vineyard is an island located south of Cape Cod in Massachusetts that is known for being an affluent summer colony. It includes the smaller Chappaquiddick Island which is usually connected to the Vineyard, though storms and hurricanes have been known to separate the two. The last such separation of the islands was in 2007 and the two islands are again connected as of April 2, 2015.It is the 58th largest island in the United States, with a land area of 100sqmi, and the third largest on the East Coast of the United States, after Long Island and Mount Desert Island. The island constitutes the bulk of Dukes County, Massachusetts, which also includes the Elizabeth Islands and the island of Nomans Land.The Vineyard was home to one of the earliest known deaf communities in the United States; consequently, a special sign language developed on the island called Martha's Vineyard Sign Language (MVSL).The 2010 census reported a year-round population of 16,535 residents, although the summer population can swell to more than 100,000 people. About 56% of the Vineyard's 14,621 homes are seasonally occupied.

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